34 Sex Offenders In St. Charles: 2020 Safety Map | #predators | #childpredators | #kids

ST. CHARLES, IL — St. Charles has 34 registered sex offenders living in the city, 12 less than at this time last year, according to the Illinois Sex Offender Registry.

Twenty-five registered sex offenders with known addresses in St. Charles are considered to be sexual predators, and one is considered sexually dangerous, according to Illinois State Police.

Nine are currently incarcerated in state prisons, while two others are being held at the Kane County jail.

Authorities do not know the location of Carlos A. Rosario-Rodriguez, 42, who was convicted of aggravated criminal abuse of a victim between 13 and 16. The victim was 15 and Rosario-Rodriguez was 28 at the time of the offense.

Four sex offenders — Liviu Babei, 53; Jason Lee Martin, 35; Octavio Nunez, 46; and Michael A. Tuman, 75 — are considered non-compliant for not registering their addresses as required by law. Nunez is being held at the Kane County jail, as of Oct. 13.

Here is where sex offenders are registered as living in St. Charles. Pins on the map represent addresses of offenders convicted of sex crimes. Roll your cursor over the pins, and you will see more information pop up, including the registered sex offender’s name, address, date of birth and convictions.

In Illinois, registered sex offenders are prohibited from passing out candy on Halloween. They may not appear in a Halloween costume or other child-centered holiday character, such as Santa or the Easter Bunny, in public. Registered sex offenders, however, may wear a Halloween costume in their home, according to the Illinois Sex Offender Registry.

Law enforcement officials and researchers caution that the registries play a limited role in preventing child sexual abuse and stress that most perpetrators are known to the child.

The U.S. Department of Justice, which oversees the National Sex Offender Public Website, estimates that only about 10 percent of perpetrators of child sexual abuse are strangers to the child.

The Justice Department estimates 60 percent of perpetrators are known to the child but are not family members but rather family friends, babysitters, child care providers and others, and 30 percent of child victims are abused by family members. Nearly a quarter of the abusers are under the age of 18, the department estimates.

The Association for the Treatment of Sex Abusers, a nonprofit organization for clinicians, researchers, educators, law enforcement and court officials involved in sexual abuse cases, cautions that children do not face a heightened risk during the Halloween season: “There is no change in the rate of sexual crimes by non-family members during Halloween. That was true both before and after communities enacted laws to restrict the activities of registrants during Halloween. The crimes that do increase around Halloween are vandalism and property destruction, as well as theft, assault, and burglary.”

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